What is a

Home/Room Rental Scam?

Someone might offer you room or home for rent, and use high-pressure tactics to get you to pay them rent in advance. In such a scam, the scammer usually does not have the authority to rent out the property – if indeed the property even exists.

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Landlord started to ask for money before allowing me to see the unit

4 Aug 2017

By Anonymous

I was searching for a a condo on rent on Gumtree, and came across an ad for one in the Kembangan area. I contacted the personj via message. The person replied on email...

Fake PayPal emails made me suspicious

When scammer asked for more money, I knew that something was wrong

I called off the deal when I noticed the red flags

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I was unsuspecting and almost lost money helping fake tenant pay for relocation

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Scam reports alerted me to the possibility that this could be a rental scam